GE Energy’s aeroderivative gas turbine services group is to replace an LM2500 with a standard annular combustor (SAC) with an LM2500 turbine with a dry low emissions (DLE) combustor for the Crown van Gelder paper mill in the Netherlands.

This is one of the first repowering projects in Europe in which environmental requirements transfer from SAC with steam injection (for NOx reduction) to DLE technology.

The presently installed LM2500 SAC unit was commissioned and put into commercial operation in 1984. The equipment is used in a combined-cycle plant and the heat recovery steam generator is producing high pressure steam for the steam turbine. The plant is scheduled to be ready for commercial operation again by mid-December 2005